Golden Variegated Japanese Spindle Hedging – Euonymus Japonicus Elegant Aureus


In the realm of ornamental hedges, the Golden Variegated Japanese Spindle Hedge, known as Euonymus Japonicus ‘Elegant Aureus’, stands out as a mesmerising botanical marvel. With its vibrant foliage of green and gold, this variety adds a luxurious splash of colour to any garden.

In the realm of ornamental hedges, the Golden Variegated Japanese Spindle Hedge, known as Euonymus Japonicus ‘Elegant Aureus’, stands out as a mesmerising botanical marvel. With its vibrant foliage of green and gold, this variety adds a luxurious splash of colour to any garden.

This golden jewel isn’t merely about aesthetics; it’s also a performer. The ‘Elegant Aureus’ retains its dazzling golden-green variegated leaves throughout the year, offering an enchanting play of colours across the seasons. This makes it a wonderful choice for those seeking a hedge that provides both privacy and visual allure year-round.

When compared to other hedging plants, the ‘Elegant Aureus’ scores points for its ornamental appeal and adaptability. While many hedge plants offer green monotony, this Euonymus variant presents a tapestry of hues. The green provides a delightful contrast with the golden edges, making the plant a dynamic backdrop to other floral displays or a standalone feature of visual intrigue.

This variegated Euonymus is hardy and durable, which allows it to thrive in a variety of conditions. It’s resilient to the most common plant diseases and tolerant of different light conditions, making it suitable for many garden positions – be it in full sun or partial shade. Furthermore, its resistance to wind and pollution marks it as an ideal choice for both coastal areas and urban gardens.

The ‘Elegant Aureus’ is a perfect fit for the UK’s diverse climatic conditions. It’s a breed that can endure the cold, recover from frost damage, and flourish in a range of soil types, from clay to sandy, chalky to loamy. This level of hardiness ensures it can adapt to different regions within the UK, making it a versatile choice for British gardeners.

However, owning an ‘Elegant Aureus’ does come with its responsibilities. The plant grows relatively quickly and will need regular pruning to maintain a desired shape and size. While generally disease-resistant, it can be susceptible to euonymus scale, a type of insect pest. Regular inspections and appropriate treatments can keep this potential issue at bay, ensuring the plant remains healthy and vibrant.

In summary, the Euonymus Japonicus ‘Elegant Aureus’ is more than just a hedging choice; it’s a decorative statement. Its radiant variegated foliage, adaptability to different conditions, and year-round interest make it an extraordinary pick for those seeking to infuse their garden with both charm and functionality. The ‘Elegant Aureus’ isn’t merely a plant—it’s an emblem of nature’s artistry, deserving of a prime spot in any UK garden.


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Root Type

Pot Grown, Rootball, Bare Root


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Stem Girth

4-6cm, 6-8cm, 8-10cm, 10-12cm, 12-14cm, 14-16cm, 16-18cm, 18-20cm, 20-22cm, 22-24cm, 24-26cm, 26-28cm, 28-30cm, 30-35cm, 35-40cm, 40-45cm, 45-50cm, 50-60cm, 60-70cm, N/A

Foliage Type



Not Native

Water Requirement

Moderate Watering

Growth Height

Medium Growing

Growth Speed

Moderate Growth

Costal Growing










Colourful Foliage?


Hard Wood Cutbacks?



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